The Internet of Things

Qualcomm, AT&T, Ford and Nokia team up for US cellular V2X trials

Qualcomm, AT&T, Ford, and Nokia have announced the first cellular V2X (vehicle to everything) trials in the United States. The tests are expected to take place in the San Diego Regional Proving Ground, with support from McCain, an intelligent transportation solutions provider, and the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) among others. The move comes precisely two months after Qualcomm launched what it called a ‘groundbreaking’ cellular-V2X technology to ‘help pave a path for the ...

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority gets IoT network deployment from Silver Spring Networks

Silver Spring Networks has announced the initial successful deployment of its multi-application IPv6 network canopy at the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA). The Dubai-based public service infrastructure company’s network canopy extends throughout the Emirate of Dubai and is based on Silver Spring’s Gen5 technology, which is said to offer high performance, reliability, security as well as scalability. In addition, Silver Spring’s Gen5 technology has been integrated into Honeywell Elster’s smart meter devices to connect ...

Ring Video Doorbell 2: An evolution of a revolution

Every now and then, a product comes along which shakes up and revolutionises an established category. In our review of the original Ring Video Doorbell, we alluded to it being such a product. We’ve finally got our hands on its successor, and while it’s not as revolutionary as the original, it takes some major steps forward. If you looked at the spec sheet alone, it would appear little has changed with the second generation doorbell ...

Cisco and Siemens come out on top as leading smart city suppliers

Cisco and Siemens lead the list of smart city suppliers in a new report prepared by Navigant Research. The study, titled “Navigant Research Leaderboard: Smart City Suppliers”, examined the strategy and execution of 16 prominent smart city suppliers with the faculty to provide leadership on extensive smart city projects across various operational and service areas. The list was prepared by taking 10 criteria into consideration: vision; go-to-market strategy; partners; product strategy; geographic reach; market presence; ...

Why passive optical LANs are the IT backbone to future proof today’s enterprise networks

As businesses undergo digital transformations to remain competitive, they need to provide an IT backbone that is fast, secure and reliable, while exceeding growing bandwidth needs. What they are finding is that existing copper cabling cannot keep pace. IT executives are constantly being challenged with the need for greater performance and bandwidth in their enterprise networks. The demand for more elaborate security coupled with superior scalability and reliability at lower costs is at an all ...

IoTAA launches guide to address concerns about B2C IoT services

IoT Alliance Australia (IoTAA) has launched a new guide intended to address consumer-related issues about business to consumer (B2C) IoT services. The guide titled “Good Data Practice: A Guide for Business to Consumer IoT Services for Australia”, launched at the Comms Day/Communications Alliance IoT Summit in Sydney, is an outcome of a joint effort by industry, consumer representatives and regulatory bodies. While launching the 20-page guide, Gavin Smith, IoTAA Chair and President and Chairman of ...

Augury Halo helps predict mechanical failures with the IIoT

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technology firm Augury has introduced a cloud-based diagnostics platform that foretells equipment failures beforehand by keeping a close eye on mechanical equipment. Augury Halo can predict equipment failures by using sensing technologies such as vibrations and ultrasound. It also provides comprehensive, actionable recommendations for maintaining machine health. In addition, the platform issues reports about the developing problems and suggests maintenance practices. Targeted for smart industrial and commercial plants, Augury Halo ...

Silver Spring Networks introduces IoT developer program to Europe and Middle East

Silver Spring Networks has launched its IoT Developer Program in a large number of European nations and some selected countries in the Middle East. Presenting at the Smart City Expo World Congress, Silver Spring Networks said that expansion of the Internet of Important Things to the new countries will help in speeding up innovation. The expansion for Internet of Important Things into EMEA includes the following: Developer Portal; Milli Shield Dev Kit for Arduino boards ...

IIoT revenue to cross $1 trillion by 2027, projects Navigant Research

A new Navigant Research report has projected that the combined cumulative revenue for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) devices, software and services throughout the world will cross the $1 trillion mark by 2027. The trend will be driven by an increasing number of enterprises as they start realising the benefits of IIoT leading to lower costs and increased equipment maintenance, the research firm added. The report, titled “Industrial Internet of Things”, analysed the overall emerging ...
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